Feb 262014
 
A car is stranded in deep water near Carrollton Avenue on Wednesday morning. (photo submitted by Drew Ward)

A car is stranded in deep water near Carrollton Avenue on Wednesday morning. (photo submitted by Drew Ward)

A man and a woman were rescued by emergency workers after their car flooded out in deep water that accumulated during Wednesday morning’s rain, according to an eyewitness.

A car with two people inside got stuck in the water by Olive Street around 8 a.m., said Carrollton resident Drew Ward. Firemen arrived and carried a man and woman from the car to safety by around 8:25 a.m., and while they left the car in the water, city workers arrived with barricades and a pump truck later in the morning, Ward said.

Ward, former City Council candidate, said he believes street flooding in the Carrollton area is more related to the grade of the roads near the stormwater drains than problems with drainage capacity.

“The city has allowed contractors to pave up to and often over the catch basins, greatly limiting the size of the opening,” Ward said. “The drainage system here is properly designed and would be capable of handling most drainage needs.”

(photo submitted by Drew Ward)

(photo submitted by Drew Ward)

(photo submitted by Drew Ward)

(photo submitted by Drew Ward)

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  • jexni

    The water isn’t 18 inches deep, what a non-story, and waste of city resources.